Behavior parenting a child with autism Social Skills Teaching

HOW TO BUILD A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF LIFE:

A safe environment is the first step to making your child feel comfortable. A secure environment is essential for a child’s physical, social, and emotional development as well as for their future success. Protecting your child from all dangers of the world is important for every parent. 

When you’re trying to create a comfortable space for your child, it’s important to consider their needs as well as yours. For children living with autism, it can be hard to understand how the world works, making it difficult to navigate social situations. Building an atmosphere of trust and comfort is important for raising a child for their future.

So here are some tips which can benefit you to provide your child with a safe environment at home.

        Keep Calm In Every Situations:    

  

  • We all get things wrong sometimes or make poor decisions as per the situations.
  • Children need to learn that making mistakes is acceptable and they shouldn’t feel guilty or angry  about it.
  • Clarify the reason calmly rather than shouting unnecessarily.
  • Shouting can harm your future relationships with your children.
  • Try using hushed tones so that they get things more apparent.

         Creating Sensory Space is important:

  

  • To help your child stay focused, try to keep your home organised by giving proper locations for particular things.
  • This can help them get distracted from unnecessary surroundings and establish a peaceful structure at home.
  • Try to reduce bright lights and colours throughout your home and take advantage of natural light.
  • This will make them feel more comfortable and calm.
  • Paint rooms in neutral or pastel shades rather than bold or bright colours.
  • Include some wall art and favourite pictures of your child’s interest to make them feel happy.

        Keep them away from Dangers:

  

 

  • Keep your home environment safe for your youngster to avoid any harm.
  • The first step is to make sure that your home is well furnished with all stuff in the proper locations.
  • Always keep harmful substances and medications away from children with properly labelled stickers on it.
  • You should also secure them from sharp kitchen objects such as knives and scissors and also electrical appliances.
  • You can help to keep your child safe by avoiding these potential dangers.

       Be honest and consistent

  

 

  • Explain to them the importance of safety.
  • For patterns of good behaviour to develop, be consistent with them.
  • It’s important to know how they behave in external environments to change their behaviour pattern consistently.
  • Add a question-answer round regularly as an opportunity to bond with them.
  • Due to this they will respect your honesty and begin to develop a love for learning and gathering new knowledge.

      Display Affection:

  

 

  • Show concern when they are upset and ask questions about what they are feeling.
  • Showcasing kindness and encouragement will help them to build healthy relationships with others in future
  • If they make any mistakes try to explain them using various social stories.
  • Give them the extraordinary advantage of healthy emotional development. 
  • By knowing them you are always with them in every step of their life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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